Nightlife Try Outs: Intern Alice’s Wide Eyed NYC Itinerary
Name: Alice Urmey Professional Resume: BlackBook intern and NYC newbie. One Word to Describe Nightlife in New York City: Fascinating.
City Loves: • Favorite lunch spot: Hampton Chutney Co. in Soho. Cheap, delicious, and a nice alternative to Whole Foods. • Favorite dinner spot: DBGB. Fight for a table up front and enjoy upscale burgers and beer with the crowd.
• Favorite nightlife trend: Bars becoming more than just places to drink: Union Hall, Culturefix, Pimps and Pinups, The Blind Barber. • Drink of choice: Sangria is always a summer favorite. And a Belve and Soda. • Meal of choice: John’s of Bleeker: classic New York pizza. • Favorite group of people to bump into: Anyone I haven’t seen in a long time and keep forgetting to call.
Union Hall, Culturefix, Pimps and Pinups, The Blind Barber
City Gripes: • Nightlife trend you loathe: When a good trend goes out of style too quickly. • Drink: Martini, who knew it was just a fancy name for gin? • Meal: Raw oysters. Briny and slippery goop. • Group of people to bump into: Crowds on The High Line, tourists in Soho.
Her Hotspots: Monday: Fresh pasta at Scarpetta, Little Branch. Tuesday: B.E.S., Avenue. Beautiful art and beautiful people in Chelsea. Wednesday: Bar Pitti, Wilfie & Nell. A low key night with close friends. Thursday: Schiller’s Liquor Bar, free entrance to New Museum after 7pm–great incentive to get my boyfriend to a museum. Friday: Start with a bite in Brooklyn at The Vanderbilt. Hit the East Village for Death & Co. and Mayahuel, where tequila is not only the drink of choice, it’s the only drink. Saturday: Union Square Greenmarket for a loaf of bread and Long Island wine. Light dinner at The Standard Grill, followed by a night of rooftop bars. Sunday: Aroma Espresso Bar, Balthazar. Recover from the weekend with strong coffee and steak frites.
Smith & Mills
Every night: Smith & Mills. Perfect place to end any night. Wouldn’t be caught dead here: Fratty bars like Wicked Willy’s. If I wanted to play beer pong, I would’ve stayed in the suburbs. For special occasions: Celebrate with drinks at The Modern while munching on truffle popcorn. Brunch is usually: Pastis. Or Bubby’s if I didn’t eat there in the early hours of the night before.